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Architectural, Engineering or Construction certifications - Professional certification, trade certification, or professional designation, often called simply certification or qualification, is a designation earned by a person to assure qualification to perform a job or task. Not all certifications that use post-nominal letters are an acknowledgement of educational achievement, or an agency appointed to safeguard the public interest. Source: www.businessdirectory.com Artificial photosynthesis - A chemical process that replicates the natural process of photosynthesis, a process that converts sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen. The term is commonly used to refer to any scheme for capturing and storing the energy from sunlight in the chemical bonds of a fuel (a solar fuel). Photocatalytic water splitting converts water into protons (and eventually hydrogen) and oxygen, and is a main research area in artificial photosynthesis. Light-driven carbon dioxide reduction is another studied process, replicating natural carbon fixation. Source: www.businessdirectory.com Artisan vs Task - Narrow specialization of tasks within a production process so that each worker can become a specialist in doing one thing, especially on an assembly line. In traditional industries, division of labor is a major motive force for economic-growth. However, in the era of mass customization (which requires multiple skills and very short machine change-over time), division of labor has become much more flexible. Also called specialization of labor. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Attitude of continuous learning - Ongoing learning process that seeks to incorporate the lessons learnt (from the results of already implemented changes) into a continuous improvement program that includes ongoing learning throughout one’s life. Source: www.businessdictionfry.com Automated field equipment - The technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum. Can be Computer Driven. Source: Dictionary.com Basic Mobil applications - Most commonly referred to as an app, is a type of application software designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Mobile applications frequently serve to provide users with similar services to those accessed on PCs. Each app provides limited and isolated functionality which allow consumers to hand-pick what their devices are able to do. Source: Wikipedia Behavior Based Safety (BBS) - Is a process that creates a safety partnership between management and employees that continually focuses people's attentions and actions on theirs, and others, daily safety behavior. It "focuses on what people do, analyzes why they do it, and then applies a research-supported intervention strategy to improve what people do". At its very core BBS is based on a larger scientific field called Organizational behavior management. Source: Wikipedia Bi-lingual or Multi Foreign language skills - speaking more than one language fluently. May include writing in the second language. Source: Wikipedia Bioenergy - Is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources. Biomass is any organic material which has stored sunlight in the form of chemical energy. As a fuel it may include wood, wood waste, straw, manure, sugarcane, and many other byproducts from a variety of agricultural processes. Source: Wikipedia Biomimicry - Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Source: Biomimicry Institute Biophilia -A love of life and the living world; the affinity of human beings for other life forms. Source: www.businessdictionary.com ©Copyright 2014, North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 34